12-year-old raped by mother was abused by foster family

Boy moves from one abusive environment to the other until foster mother contacts police, divulges details of abuse.

January 26, 2010 00:32
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12-year-old raped by mother was abused by foster family

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A 12-year-old boy whose mother was convicted of raping him was also allegedly raped at a boarding school and while under the care of the foster family he was subsequently placed with, police suspect.

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In 2008, the boy's mother, of Netivot, was arrested for raping her son and his younger brother in what she said was "vengeance against my husband." Now, police suspect that the boy's nightmare of sexual assault continued after the state placed him in a boarding school and under the care of a foster family.

The boy stayed at a boarding school in Bnei Brak after his father, who had since remarried, refused to take him due to objections by his new spouse. He spent weekends and holidays with a foster family from central Israel located by his father.

The boy's foster mother filed a police complaint against her 51-year-old husband in December at a Rosh Ha'ayin police station, alleging that her husband regularly sodomized the boy. The couple are in the midst of divorce proceedings.

The woman also told police that the boy was sexually assaulted by his councilor at the boarding school.

The councilor, 30, has confessed to police and is expected to be indicted by state prosecutors this week. The boy's foster father was arrested on Sunday night after having disappeared and apparently evaded police. He has denied all charges.

The woman who lodged the complaint is suspected of not reporting the alleged abuse for several months despite being aware of it.

Police say the boy is facing extreme emotional hardships. He has been sent to a new foster family in a different city.

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